Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

May 28, 2011

Sponsor Giveaways | The Curator Company, Shutter Sisters, A Side Of Peaches

GIVEAWAY | Three people will receive two packages of Photocurators (for 10 photos total) from The Curator Company.

The Photocurator was launched at the 2008 Sydney Design Festival by designer Huw Jones for the newly formed Curator Company. Built upon the principle of wanting to encourage creativity, the Photocurator is the first of their designer tools built for creative people.

Here’s more details: The Photocurator is a new and exciting way to display your 4×6 photos on the wall. By using two mounts per photograph and the included mounting card you can set up a composition of images on your wall which can then be updated easily & regularly.

Your 6×4 prints are held within the Photocurator using the natural tension created by the curve of the photo. It is this light touch that the mount has with the print which makes the swapping of images so simple. Watch videos of the process (and how easy they are to remove when needed) here.

They also have PSD files of the colored borders to use when you print your photos.

Check out what Designboom had to day about the launch.

The Curator Company is based in Australia. They can take orders through their site or you can order through their US distributor: Jasper And Black.

on the wall

FROM ALI | Huw sent me a couple packages of Photocurators to test out here at home. I loved the look of them in the photos he had emailed but I definitely wanted the chance to try them myself before I recommending them. I decided to put them up in my office and I love them. Each package includes enough brackets for 5 photos – I used two packages in the image here.

They were really easy to put up and even easier to remove (when I made a mistake with my spacing). I didn’t measure mine but you could definitely do that with a ruler to get the spacing just right. I love that they are easily inter-changeable and I’m planning to hang some more in other areas of our house – it’s a super simple and easy way to live with your photos. Great, innovative product.

CONNECT WITH THE CURATOR COMPANY : Twitter | Facebook | Flickr

GIVEAWAY | One person will receive a copy of Expressive Photography from Shutter Sisters.

From the Sacramento Book Review : Ten women photographers shooting from the heart collaborate and produce a wonderfully complete reference book for exactly that: expressive photographing. The Shutter Sister’s Expressive Photography is an eye-candy guidebook that illustrates how delightful and heartfelt images can be captured. From lighting through perspective and composition to approach, the reader is inspired to look at simple life and the world around them with a rejuvenated creative eye. The book is filled with images from many facets of photographic opportunities-life as it happens in all sorts of lighting situations: outdoor in natural light; indoor with artificial light; or soft light from a window; and the world at night. I absolutely loved this book and many times have it by my bedside for inspiration. It will be a cherished present for the avid photography buff.

FROM ALI | Tracey sent me this book last week (not sure how in the world I hadn’t already ordered it myself) and I have to say that I feel really, really inspired. This book speaks to me. It’s all about seeing and emotion and it makes me want to take more pictures. I love reading each of the captions under the photos and learning about the motivation and the story that went into the shot. This book is not a how-to in terms of specs and settings on your camera, but it definitely is a how-to in terms of developing a desire to live life fully aware and to see things through your lens you might otherwise miss. Highly recommended.

Photographers (all collaborators at Shutter Sisters) who contributed to the book include Tracey Clark, Andrea Scher, Kate Inglis, Sarah-Ji, Maile Wilson, Irene Nam, Stephanie C. Roberts, Paige Balcer, Karen Walrond, and Jen Lemen (just clicking on each of those links to their blogs is inspiration in and of itself).

CONNECT WITH SHUTTER SISTERS : Twitter | Facebook | Flickr | Purchase

GIVEAWAY | Three people will receive a vintage camera necklace from is an online store that sells goodies for women at amazing prices. Today’s Deal is a Vintage Inspired Camera Necklace for only $7.99. Get yours before they are gone!


TO BE ENTERED into this giveaway please leave a comment below (if you are reading this post on Facebook please come to my blog to leave a comment). Comments will be closed at 8pm Pacific on Monday (due to the holiday weekend here in the US) and the winners posted shortly after. Please be sure to check back or subscribe (click here to get posts delivered to your email box) to see if you are receiving one of the items this week.

If you’re interested in seeing your product or business featured here please email me for more information.


  • 1.
    Toni said…

    Thanks for another great opportunity Ali. Love the idea of the photocurators. What a fantastic way to live with and update our photos simply and easily. Expressive Photography sounds like a great opportunity to inpsire living and capturing the moments of life. Thank you :)

  • 2.
    Kelly H said…

    Wow love the photocurators, what a great idea. Thanks for the chance to win. have a good weekend!

  • 3.
    Louise Perkins said…

    Great giveaways. I especially like the idea of the Photocurators.

  • 4.
    dawn said…

    Those photocurators sound just like what my wall needs. How fun and easy to change them anytime. Your giveaways today are super, thanks so much Ali. Have a fun and safe and relaxing holiday weekend with your family.

  • 5.
    Milly H said…

    Love the idea of the photocurators – such a lovely way to decorate and love the idea of being able to change the photos regularly. ‘Expressive Photography’ looks awesome too. Love being inspired by new reads. Thanks for finding such great giveaways!

  • 6.
    Miami Momma said…

    Love the photocurators- been looking for a way to set up photos that can easily be swapped out. and the shuttersisters book is great, i’ve been eyeing it for a couple weeks. Thanks for finding the best giveaways. keeping my fingers crossed.

  • 7.
    Sue said…

    Again,super-awesome-inspiring give always. Thanks for the information and the opportunities to win!

  • 8.
    Elizabeth said…

    Ali you are wonderful! You put a smile on so many faces!

  • 9.
    Kelli said…

    oooh what a fun giveaway! I love the Shutter Sisters! eeeek!

  • 10.
    Suzanne said…

    Cool stuff! Have a great weekend and thank you for this giveaway!

  • 11.
    Scrappyjen said…

    Photocurators – What a great idea! and that necklace is just soooo beautiful.

  • 12.
    Jackie Bremer said…

    The giveaways are great. Have a wonderful weekend all!

  • 13.
    SusanC said…

    Great giveaways, as usual! Have a blessed weekend, my friend!

  • 14.
    Kathryn said…

    I’d be happy to receive any of these. Thanks to your sponsors and to you for the opportunity to win.

  • 15.
    Brendaj said…

    Awesome giveaways, thanks for doing what you do!

  • 16.
    Kim said…

    Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  • 17.
    kelley said…

    That book looks great. I would love to win it! Have a great long weekend everyone.

  • 18.
    Chris Cross said…

    Once again, you have some great giveaways!

  • 19.
    Marianne said…

    Great give-aways as always, thank you for the chance to win :-)

  • 20.
    Jen G... said…

    Great giveaway! Thanks…

  • 21.
    Melissa said…

    What great giveaways. Thanks for the opportunity! I really like the idea of the photocurators. All the giveaways are great!

  • 22.
    MonicaB said…

    Thank you for the chance to win one of these wonderful prizes. As usually they are helpful, beautiful and fun!

  • 23.
    Luthien said…

    That book looks amazing! I’d love a change to win :)

  • 24.
    Trish D said…

    These are great! Thanks for the opportunity to win them!

  • 25.
    Susan S. said…

    Wow! These really are wonderful giveaways! Thanks much to your sponsors.

  • 26.
    Jennifer said…

    Love the photocurators. I think I may order me some:)

  • 27.
    KathleenB said…

    Love those photocurators! What a great way to display 4x6x’s. Love that “Expressive Photography” book too….can’t wait to get my hands on that one…..really need some inspiration to get me learning to use my new camera.

    Have a great holiday weekend! Going to be beautiful here in the Northeast!

  • 28.
    rene jantzi said…

    Good weekend to your family! I’ve followed the Shutter Sisters blog for years and while it in itself is inspiring, I’m sure the book is even more. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 29.
    Lisa Henderson said…

    Wow! I love that everything relates to cameras in one way or another!! :)
    Thank you so much!

  • 30.
    Marty said…

    What a great giveaway…… everything. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Enjoy your holiday weekend!

  • 31.
    anclark said…

    Would love to win. Such cool stuff!

  • 32.
    GinnyRit said…

    Putting Expressive Photography on my shopping list. Love the cover photo!!

  • 33.
    rkokes said…

    love those photocurators!!!

  • 34.
    madeline St onge said…

    Great giveaways Ali. Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend

  • 35.
    Segolene said…

    Nice products… Wish we could get some more available here in Europe.
    Have a nice weekend

  • 36.
    Ellie A. said…

    What a sweet little necklace. I actually am sporting a bare neck after my usually one I wore broke a couple of mths ago this is super sweet. Happy Weekend to you & thanks for the chance!

  • 37.
    Liz said…

    Love,love reading all your blog updates, recommendations and best practices! Thanks!

  • 38.
    Carolyn HP said…

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Thanks for the chance to win, I’d love to win the photo curators… I already have the Shutter Sisters Book, it’s awesome!

  • 39.
    mch said…

    These are such great giveaways! Thanks for the chance to win. I hope you have a lovely Memorial Day weekend with your family!

  • 40.
    Monica said…

    Wow! Great giveaways! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 41.
    Jennifer Klein said…

    Expressive Photography looks inspiring. I’m just getting back into scrapbooking and photography. Those photocurators would help me to feel “caught up” and able to capture recent memories. Thank you.

  • 42.
    linda said…

    Great giveaway!

  • 43.
    heidig said…

    Great giveaway and Happy Memorial Day!

  • 44.
    Lynn Wigren said…

    You always find the most amazing items! Love the photocurators!

  • 45.
    Sue Bradley said…

    This looks like fun stuff! It would be great to win! Thanks!

  • 46.
    NikkiW said…

    Another great giveaway and some very inspiring things going on here!

  • 47.
    Dori said…

    Phtocurators! Now why didn’t I think of that? ***smile***

  • 48.
    Tracy O said…

    What a great giveaway…love all of the items! Funny that Expressive Photography was on my “need to purchase” list.

  • 49.
    Caitlin M said…

    Great giveaways as usual! Love those Photocurators. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  • 50.
    nerdgrl said…

    Great giveaways for Memorial weekend. Thanks for the opportunity to win.